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Special Materials For Degradable Plastics Were Found
- Dec 21, 2018 -

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have recently developed a composite plastic material that is a mixture of crab shells and tree fiber materials, and researchers say the material can be a biodegradable, environmentally friendly plastic material that can be used in food plastic packaging.


According to scientists, this is one of the most common petroleum-based materials in transparent packaging. It can also be found in vending machines and soft drink bottles, and the new materials we developed are more compatible with certain forms of PET. The oxygen rate is reduced by 67%, which means that the food can theoretically be kept for a longer period of time.


Scientists point out that as the population continues to grow and environmental issues become increasingly important, research and development of cellulose nanocrystalline materials has been ongoing to explore an improved lightweight composite. Scientists are thinking that the synthesis of the two will bring this new type of The material is more practical, and PET-like materials contain a large amount of amorphous or amorphous components, so gas small molecules have more paths to penetrate it.


At present, although the performance and environmental protection of new materials are superior to PET, researchers need to explore a method to produce this material. Once this material is available in the future, it is believed that the ocean problem on the earth can be saved. The phenomenon of white garbage floating has also been alleviated.